State Senate President Pro Tempore Donald Williams, D-Brooklyn, and state Sen. Edith Prague, D-Columbia, used Norwich as a backdrop Tuesday to propose legislation that would provide $15 million to Connecticut schools to improve security. The money would be available for one-time capital expenditures, such as the installation of security buzzer systems, so-called “smart card” admission keys and cameras.
Williams said the state funding would come in part from the $500 million state surplus and partly through state bonding. (Bessette)
Some questions: are these systems really effective? Are schools asking for them?
And is this the beginning of the piecemeal dismantling of the surplus?
Bessette, Claire. "Legislators Say Some Of State's Surplus Should Be Set Aside For School Security." New London Day 6 December, 2006.